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DailyDirt: Big Bugs And Old Dogs

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

People sometimes have a strange fascination with huge bugs -- whether it's for "biggest cockroach" contests or giant (mechanical) spiders (see also: Jon Peters). There are also a whole lot of dog lovers... so we've put these two tastes together with a couple random links about both. Maybe it's not quite as good together as peanut butter and chocolate, but there's no accounting for taste. Enjoy!
  • A really long, millipede-like invertebrate could hold the record for largest land-dwelling bug of all time. A complete fossil of the Arthropleura hasn't been found yet, but its species could have been over 6 feet long and 1.5 feet wide. Yeeee! [url]
  • A giant crayfish from Tennessee was recently spotted. It looks like a lobster and is about twice the size of a normal crayfish -- and it might be tasty with a bit of butter. [url]
  • The remains of a 14,000-year-old dog might be one of man's oldest best friends. There could be an older domesticated dog from about 30,000 years ago, but that pet's teeth look a little too much like a wolf's. [url]
  • Based on an orange-colored bone, a Texan man might have eaten his dog about 9,000 years ago. The orange color wasn't BBQ sauce -- but evidence that it had passed through a human digestive tract.... [url]


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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 24th, 2011 @ 6:25pm

      Not too long ago a bunch of huge giant rats were found in Britain.

      http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3102460/Invasion-of-the-giant-rats-in-Bradford .html

       

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      Anonymous Coward, Jan 24th, 2011 @ 7:15pm

      Nice reporting there. You're a regular David Attenborough.

       

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      average_joe (profile), Jan 24th, 2011 @ 8:10pm

      A giant crayfish from Tennessee was recently spotted. It looks like a lobster and is about twice the size of a normal crayfish -- and it might be tasty with a bit of butter.

      Butter on a crawfish? Gross. You're not from the Deep South are you? :)

       

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      Elmo Lincoln, Jan 25th, 2011 @ 7:37am

      Texan ate his dog 14,000 years ago

      He should have eaten the girl and saved the dog.

       

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      Michael Ho (profile), Jan 25th, 2011 @ 11:38am

      Re:

      Actually, I was born in the South... but I didn't grow up there.

      And I think the best "crab boil" recipes are loaded with butter.... no?

       

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      average_joe (profile), Jan 25th, 2011 @ 11:54am

      Re: Re:

      Actually, I was born in the South... but I didn't grow up there.

      And I think the best "crab boil" recipes are loaded with butter.... no?


      Around New Orleans, everybody I know uses Zatarain's Crab Boil for their crawfish boils. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/41/122301858_99360aa592.jpg

      You're making me hungry! I just called my crawfish guy, and live mudbugs are going for over $4/lb this early in the season. That might not sound like much, but we usually buy 40-80 pounds for our boils, depending on how many folks are coming over. It's be half that price in a month or two.

      Mmmmmm.... crawfish. Quite possibly my favorite food! http://singlemindedwomen.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/crawfish-boil.jpg

       

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      average_joe (profile), Jan 25th, 2011 @ 11:56am

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      It's be . . .

      I meant "It'll be." :)

       

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      Michael Ho (profile), Jan 25th, 2011 @ 2:55pm

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      I've tried that Zatarain's Crab Boil.. and prefer more buttery recipes (at least I think it's butter... it might be that popcorn grease that they use in movie theaters.)

      Anyway... I'm gonna be on the lookout for Tennessee crawfish to try out in crawfish recipes, cuz I'd like a bit higher meat-to-shell ratio....

       

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